Yin Yoga Yinsights Newsletter #14

Yin Yoga Yinsights
January, 2013

The Original Yin Yoga Book - Revised

Paul Grilley's original book, the book that re-started a whole new form of yoga practice has been expanded and re-issued in celebration of 10 years of being in print. Even if you already have a copy of his original green book, you may find the new version even better. It has extra sections on anatomy, energy, yin & yang philosophy and much more. But it is still the great, concise book it has always been.

Yin Yoga: Principles and Practice
   10th Anniversary Edition

Finding Your Silence


Imagine there is a room in your house that you have forgotten all about. And imagine in this room there is a closet in which you once, long ago, placed a golden treasure. Today you feel poor, unsatisfied, wishing you had more, not remembering that you are actually quite rich because of your forgotten treasure. That golden treasure is your silence. This story is about finding your silence again.

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Sciatica & Yoga


"What a pain in the butt! No, a real pain - sometimes it shoots down the back of the leg and sometimes it is a dull ache. Is this sciatica?"


In yoga classes a student will often come to a teacher before class and state that she is suffering from sciatica. Too often the teacher may think that it must be due to "piriformis syndrome" and suggest some postures that could actually make the condition worse. To properly treat sciatica, first we must know what is causing it. Let's investigate this systematically: first let's look at what sciatica is, then what causes it, and finally what we should do about it.

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The Yin Yoga Forum

The forum is available for anyone to ask questions about Yin Yoga in particular or Yoga in general, but the forum is not just for those who "don't know" - it is also available for everyone who already know, and have stories and information to share with others. Recently the forum has been changed to make it easier to find the most common topics. Check it out and feel free to add your voice.

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Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings

Yin is In! And, it is growing in popularity. Yin Yoga has been with us since the beginning of Hatha Yoga centuries ago. But since the early 19th century, yoga has become more and more yang-like in nature. Everything requires balance: yin completes yang. Yin Yoga is the balancing practice for the more active, muscular yang yogas. There are more and more teachers offering Yin Yoga today, and more workshops and opportunities to learn how to become a Yin Yoga teacher. If diving deeper into the yin-side of life is on your bucket list, there are lots of opportunities for you.

Upcoming Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings with Bernie Clark

A 50-hour, 7-Day Yin Yoga Teacher Training
February 18th-24th, 2013;
August 19th to 25th, 2013
November 11th-17th, 2013;.

All of these will be at the Semperviva Yoga Studios, in Vancouver, Canada. The Yin Yoga Teacher Training Program offered at the Semperviva Yoga College is a unique way to deepen your yoga practice and touch tissues rarely worked in a more active yang style of yoga. For 200 hour certified teachers the credits of the course can be applied towards the 500 hour certification, and are eligible for CEUs with Yoga Alliance. (CEUs = Continuing Education Units and are required to maintain your status as a Registered Yoga Teacher).

For more details or to register, check the Semperviva web page or call them at 604-739-2009.

A 60 hour, 7-Day Yin Yoga Teacher Training & Retreat
May 19th to 26th, 2013

This will be at the lovely Sea-to-Sky Retreat Center and it always 'sells out' early. Visit Upcoming Events for more information and comments from past attendees.

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Yin Yoga Teacher Directory

If you are having trouble finding a Yin Yoga teacher near your, or if you are traveling to somewhere new, try checking out the Directory of Yin Yoga teachers. We have hundreds of teachers registered from all over the world. If you are a teacher and are not in the directory, just send us your information and we'll be happy to add you.

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Other Interesting Events

Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers, and Biff Mithoefer are each planning a full load of workshops all over the world. You can check out their schedules at their home web pages:

Paul Grilley's Schedule of Workshops

Sarah Power's Schedule of Workshops

Biff Mithoefer's Schedule of Workshops

Many teachers around the world are creating Yin Yoga based workshops and retreats. Some of them are posting these activities on our Forum page. Check it out. There may be one happening near you. (If you are a teacher, feel free to add yours to the page!)











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